Aussies investigate rare dual flameout on Virgin plane

first_imgA Virgin ATR. Photo: Bahnfrend/Wikimedia Commons Australian air safety investigators are looking into a rare double flame-out on a twin-engine commuter plane descending into the nation’s capital.Both engines on a Virgin ATR-72-600 turboprop, registration VH-FVN, experienced problems near Canberra Airport on December 13.Although the disruptions were momentary and the aircraft landed safely, the probability of both engines shutting down during a flight is low and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is treating the incident as serious.Turboprops use gas turbine engines to power the propeller and a flameout occurs when the flame in the combustion chamber is extinguished.  A flameout is believed to occur once in every 100,000 non-military flights, according to Air & Space Magazine.“While the aircraft was descending through 11,000 ft in heavy rain, the right engine’s power rolled back (decreased) and the engine flamed out,’’ The ATSB said. “The engine automatically re-started within five seconds.READ: Jetstar faces $A1.95 million fine for misleading customers.“The descent continued and, while passing through 10,000 ft, the left engine’s power also rolled back and that engine flamed out before automatically relighting.“The crew selected manual engine ignition for the remainder of the flight and the landing.”Although engines are designed to cope with extremely heavy rain, experts say it is normal to switch to continuous ignition as a precaution when heading into storms.This allows an engine to quickly relight in the case of a flameout, as was the case with the Virgin ATR.The aircraft spent three days on the ground before being returned to service. Virgin said the incident had not impacted customers and it was assisting the ATSB with its inquiries.The ATSB has downloaded the flight data recorder and is gathering additional information that will be included in a final report.“Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant parties so appropriate action can be taken,’’ it said.There have been a number of instances of jet engines flaming out in bad weather, not all of them with the happy ending in Canberra.In 1977, a Southern Airways DC-9 was forced to land on a highway in the US state of Georgia after suffering hail damage in a thunderstorm and losing thrust in both engines. Sixty-three people died.In 1988, A Salvadoran Boeing 737 operated by TACA flew through thunderstorms around New Orleans when both engines quit.The crew managed to relight them but they would not accelerate from idle speed and dangerously rising tailpipe temperatures forced the pilots to shut them down again.The captain dead-sticked the aircraft into a levee embankment and ditched the plane without loss of life.In 2002, a Garuda Indonesia Boeing 737 flight encountered severe thunderstorm activity on approach to Yogyakarta and suffered a flameout in both engines.The pilots  tried several times to restart the engines but were forced to ditch in a shallow river with the loss of one life.last_img read more

Remote Configuration – RCT.EXE – HOW TO’s.

first_imgHow do you decipher RCT Codes? Great question. In the Intel AMT SCS Installation and User Maual there is a section of the document focused on the RCT. Here’s the sample uses. This is on Page 70 of the[User Manual.|http://softwarecommunity.intel.com/isn/downloads/Manageability/Intel_AMT_SCS_Installation_and_UserManual.pdf] Also here are the Codes that come back after running. Hope this helps……center_img If your receiving an Error #7 specifically. Here’s more information: ERROR #7. Unable to connect to the SCS. This may be due to a number of causes, such as TCP error, HTTP error, or server not found. This may result from:• An incorrect FQDN for the SCS in the command line.• A failed HTTPS connection due to a missing trusted root certificate.• IIS is stopped on the SCS platform.If you are interested in where this tool is located, Bill York explained in this post. last_img read more

TOUCH FOOTBALL AUSTRALIA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING POSTPONED

first_imgIt is with regret that we advise that the Touch Football Australia (TFA) Annual General Meeting scheduled for the 10 November 2007, has been postponed until further notice.Due to the requirements of the Australian Capital Territory Incorporations Act, TFA will be unable to continue with the meeting.  There has been a dramatic change in the scope of the organisation and it is imperative that under the direction of the new Chief Executive Officer and Board of Management that all matters are checked with due diligence.  Whilst it is unfortunate that this issue has delayed the process, it is also important that the reports are accurate.  TFA ask for your support and understanding as members of the Touch Football community.last_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer: It’s on Alexis & Lukaku to win starting spot

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Solskjaer: It’s on Alexis & Lukaku to win starting spotby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez must take it upon themselves to break into his starting line-up.Both players have struggled this season, with just ten goals between them in all competitions.Another United star, Paul Pogba, has returned to form under Solskjaer in his first two matches in charge. But the Norwegian says the improvement of his players is down to their own desire.”I cannot do anything for their performances on the pitch. Paul has done it himself. The players have done the performances,” Solskjaer said ahead of United’s match against Bournemouth.”I’m here to help them, guide them on the path, and then it’s up to them to do it on the pitch.”I don’t agree I’ve done that with Paul, and I can do that with Romelu and Alexis. It’s up to them when they get a chance. That’s the name of the game when you’re a footballer. You’ve got to do it yourself.”Yes you want help from your manager and your team-mates. I give them some guidelines. There’s been loads of talk about freedom of expression, but that’s how I’ve always been as a manager.”You can’t tell all the players what to do. They are here for a reason – they are good players. It’s up to them to use their imagination, creativity and enjoy playing for this club, because that is the best time of your life. It’s not a bad time being a manager either, for a little while.” last_img read more

16 days agoHearts manager Levein delighted with Man City winger Ryotaro Meshino

first_imgHearts manager Levein delighted with Man City winger Ryotaro Meshinoby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City winger Ryotaro Meshino is impressing on-loan at Hearts.Jambos boss Craig Levein says Meshino has been influential in the dressing room despite the many learning curves he is undertaking.“He isn’t fluent in English but he is taking lessons three times a week and that has improved,” Levein told The Scotsman.“The boys are teaching him a few words in the dressing room that maybe they shouldn’t be teaching him but he is a bubbly wee character. I think that will help him.“This is a fair change in culture, it’s a fair distance away from his home, it’s a different language. “Most foreign players who come to the UK, particularly from Japan, are very unlikely to be speaking fluent English. He’s got that to contend with, plus the football and the weather. He has been more to forefront in the dressing room that I would have thought.” TagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

New Alberta conservative party meets but loses caucus member

first_imgEDMONTON – Caucus members from Alberta’s two conservative parties got together for the first time Monday, but one Progressive Conservative bowed out before the joint meeting even took place.Richard Starke, legislature member for Vermilion-Lloydminster, said he has not been happy with policy direction under PC Leader Jason Kenney and has no faith that will change under the new United Conservative Party.Members of the Opposition Wildrose party and the Progressive Conservatives voted in a landslide on the weekend to join forces ahead of the next election set for 2019. The new party must still be registered with Elections Alberta.“The tone and the direction and the statements of the (PC) party are not consistent with what I believe to progressive conservatism,” Starke said in an interview.“It’s demonstrating a hardness in its attitude towards a number of issues, and a level of partisanship that I don’t think is constructive, and I don’t think is helpful for the people of Alberta.”He cited Kenney’s comments earlier this year on gay-straight alliances in schools. Gay straight alliances are student-organized support networks to help LGBTQ students feel welcome.Kenney had said that schools should inform parents if their children join an alliance as long as it doesn’t put the child at risk. Critics said that would effectively out a child and could put them at harm of family estrangement or worse.“As far as I’m concerned (the GSA legislation) is there to protect vulnerable students and to be ambiguous as to whether schools would be informing parents is a fundamental problem,” said Starke.He said he was also concerned that Kenney did not attend Pride events last month. Starke went in his place.Starke, a two-term member of the legislature, ran and lost against Kenney for the PC party leadership on a platform of social progressivism.He said he has concerns with Kenney’s management style and focused on a promise Kenney made after his leadership win in March.Kenney promised the PC executive to strike a committee that would advise the bargaining team that ultimately brokered a merger with the Opposition Wildrose led by Brian Jean, Starke said.“I wanted to be on that committee and I was told I would be on that committee. That committee never met and was never constituted.”That underscored a lack of interest in competing viewpoints, suggested Starke, who added he will stay on to sit in the legislature as the lone PC member.Elections Alberta said he will be allowed to do so unless the PC party officially deregisters. The PC brand is to be legally subsumed by the new party and member Mike Ellis said Starke’s status isn’t clear.Kenney’s team declined comment.On Monday afternoon, 22 members of the Wildrose and the seven remaining Tories held a joint meeting near the legislature and selected Wildrose house leader Nathan Cooper as interim leader until a permanent one is selected Oct. 28.Other positions and critic portfolios are to be set in the days to come, Cooper said.Asked about Starke’s decision, Cooper noted that policies are not set, but will be hashed out and voted on by the membership.“I hope he will think about that in the days to come.”Jean, Kenney and conservative strategist Doug Schweitzer have already indicated they will run in the leadership race.Jean made it official at an announcement Monday in Airdrie, Alta., and said he would hold a news conference on Tuesday to announce details of his plan “to create a new Alberta Advantage.”last_img read more

KFC NASSAU HELPS THE HUNGRY WITH OVER 13000 NEW YEARS DONATION TO

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppFor release on January 13, 2015: Nassau, Bahamas – Committed to giving back to communities in which its brand operates, KFC Nassau brought cheer to the start of the Bahamas National Feeding Network’s (BNFN) new year with a sizable donation in support of its commitment to combat the epidemic of hunger in The Bahamas by supporting those in need of essential food resources.On January 13th the franchise made the generous donation of over $13,000 to the Bahamas National Feeding Network, which reflects the brand’s support in making a difference in the lives of many children and families facing hunger daily in the community and by increasing the access to nutritious food supply to those in need.“It was fitting to start the new year off with such a charge as the number of people at immediate risk of hunger continue to rise in The Bahamas and that’s why rendering support to charitable organizations like the Bahamas National Feeding Network are so important to us,” said Kerry Wong, Director of Operations for Restaurants (Bahamas) Ltd – KFC Nassau’s franchise holder. “The organization’s tireless efforts to get nutritious meals into the hands of those in need makes a tremendous impact to many Bahamians, and we are happy to support their mission and charitable efforts with this donation.”“We are very grateful for the generosity of KFC Nassau,” said Felix Stubbs, Chairman, Bahamas National Feeding Network. “It is only because of donations from corporate partners, individuals and the general public at large that the efforts of the BNFN can ease the burden of those who feed the less fortunate and are often all that stands between them and hunger. KFC’s generous contribution will assist in the yearlong plight of providing food items to those in great need.”With the critical and increased demand for hunger relief and the rise of food prices in The Bahamas, organizations like the Bahamas National Feeding Network work year-round to fulfill its commitment to help eliminate hunger, and companies like KFC Nassau fill an acute need for organizations to achieve their on-going commitment to providing hunger relief as the lack of food resources is faced all year. KFC Nassau is keen on giving back to the community and plays a pivotal role in further enhancing the communities in which they operate.“At KFC Nassau, we are committed to giving back to the communities where we live and work, we are grateful to support the good work of organizations that support Bahamians in need and look forward to further supporting other local charities within the Bahamas that focus on providing hunger relief.” Wong concluded.KFC Nassau has been a staple in the New Providence community since 1967, and currently has eight KFC restaurants throughout New Providence. Visit the company’s website, www.kfcnassau.com, or on Facebook, www.facebook.com/kfcnassau. Radical rogues ruining Bahamas tourism reputation Another Murder in Nassau GB Port Authority given new milestones, with extension of concessions Related Items:bahamas national feeding network, kentucky fried chicken, nassaulast_img read more

BAHAMAS CTU Looks to Benefits of Single Caribbean Cyber Platform

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 28, 2017 – Nassau – Some 40 key policymakers from member states of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) and 100 professionals and executives will assemble at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island to participate in workshops, conferences and seminars all week until this Friday, December 1.Yesterday, November 28, marked the beginning of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Week, facilitated by the Bahamas Government and the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA).    The opening press conference was held yesterday afternoon at Atlantis, Paradise Island and featured Chief Executive Officer of URCA, Stephen Bereaux; Secretary General of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union, Bernadette Lewis; and Chairman of the CTU, Philip Dalsou.Stephen Bereaux briefed the press on the main objective of the conference, which is to address Internet imperatives.    He spoke of the rise and dominance of the Internet and stressed the importance of the pending united platform that the CTU has plans to bring into action.   Mr. Bereaux believes that the benefits of a single Caribbean cyber platform will “improve social and economic development and understanding of internet intelligence in the Caribbean, while focusing on cyber security and development”.   He also commented that “As small island states, we must make sure that small economies do not fail due to lack of economies of scale and scope.”Secretary General of the CTU, Bernadette Lewis remarked, “Legislation needs to be reformed.   It is centuries old, inefficient and time consuming.”   She envisions more cost effective and transparent operations for the Caribbean.    She said, “a single Caribbean ICT space needs to be embraced to improve and transform governments.”Chairman of the CTU, Philip Dalsou said, “ICT is the most dynamic sector and we must embrace it because it has transformed economies and behaviors at more rapid speeds than before.”   He talked about how ICT also impacts things such as education, the health sector, and disaster management.   With disaster frequency and magnitude increasing, Mr. Dalsou urged that we embrace the changes that modern technology has created and use them to unite the Caribbean and improve disaster response with rapid communication.ICT Week is expected to significantly increase the awareness of Internet imperatives to bring forth further action and endless possibilities for the Caribbean Community and other Caribbean countries outside of CARICOM.By: Sydnei L. Isaacs (BIS)Photo caption:The opening press conference for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Week at Atlantis, Paradise Island, November 27, 2017:  Pictured from left — Chief Executive Officer of URCA, Stephen Bereaux; Secretary General of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), Bernadette Lewis; and Chairman of the CTU, Philip Dalsou.(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Navy man convicted in fatal bridge crash faces nearly a decade in

first_imgNavy man convicted in fatal bridge crash faces nearly a decade in prison Posted: April 23, 2019 April 23, 2019 Updated: 5:40 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A full-day sentencing hearing encompassing victim statements and legal arguments from both sides was laid out out Tuesday for a Navy petty officer who was behind the wheel of a pickup truck that plummeted over the side of a transition ramp to the San Diego-Coronado Bridge and landed in Chicano Park, killing four people.Richard Anthony Sepolio, 27, faces a maximum of nine years and eight months in state prison when he is sentenced a week from Thursday for the Oct. 15, 2016, crash that killed Annamarie Contreras, 50, and Cruz Contreras, 52, a married couple from Chandler, Arizona; and Hacienda Heights residents Andre Banks, 49, and Francine Jiminez, 46. Seven other people were seriously injured.Sepolio had faced up to 18 years on his convictions for vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and DUI causing injury, but the application of certain sentence enhancements were modified in court at Tuesday’s hearing, reducing his potential maximum prison term.Among the legal arguments considered Tuesday included whether Sepolio could legally be sentenced for both vehicular manslaughter and its “lesser included offense” of DUI causing injury, and how various allegations regarding injuries to the seven wounded victims could be applied to Sepolio’s sentence.The same jury that convicted Sepolio of vehicular manslaughter and DUI in February acquitted him of four counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, seven counts of reckless driving and one count of driving over the legal alcohol limit and causing injury.The May 2 hearing will begin with victim impact statements lasting from 9 a.m. into mid-afternoon, then San Diego Superior Court Judge Charles G. Rogers will hear attorney arguments and hand down Sepolio’s sentence.Sepolio is expected to make a statement to the court and will be allowed to wear his Navy uniform at the hearing, per a request from defense attorney Paul Pfingst.Outside court, Deputy District Attorney Cally Bright said the nearly 10-year maximum sentence “hardly seems like the right amount of time when four people were killed and seven others injured, but that’s the nature of the DUI laws.”RELATED STORY: Jurors reach a verdict in the trial of Richard SepolioBright said the state’s DUI laws and sentencing guidelines were inconsistent and problematic, with some cases providing harsher punishments for DUI offenders who injure victims than those who cause fatalities. Bright said due to some crimes being classified as “serious” felonies and others “violent” felonies, a person convicted of DUI causing injury receives 15 percent custody credit while incarcerated, while someone convicted of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated gets 50 percent credit.“A person in California will actually spend more time in prison for driving under the influence causing great bodily injury than an ordinary negligence manslaughter case where someone is intoxicated and (a victim) dies,” the prosecutor said.Monday, January 29, 2019 L to R: Richard Sepolio, Paul Pfingst, Judge Charles Rogers, Officer Alvarez.Bright told jurors that Sepolio chose “to drive irritated, impaired and impatient.” The prosecutor said that in addition to having drinks prior to getting behind the wheel, Sepolio was arguing with his girlfriend over the phone just moments before losing control of his truck on the bridge.Sepolio testified he was driving on the transition ramp — a route back to Coronado that he had driven more than 90 times before — when he sped up to merge in front of another car and lost control.The defendant said he remembered being on top of a freeway barrier looking down, then waking up in the park and being pulled out of his truck. Sepolio said his memory was mostly “cloudy” about what happened after his truck plunged into the crowd below.On the stand, he denied arguing with his then-girlfriend on the phone just before the crash, but admitted on cross-examination that he’d just left a lunch with a female Navy colleague where “the idea was to go out and have a good time.” Sepolio testified he had a glass of alcoholic cider and a glass of wine at lunch before heading back to Coronado.Whether Sepolio was intoxicated was a point of contention during the trial, particularly with one blood sample not tested for more than a year after the crash, according to Pfingst.While the jury did not find Sepolio guilty of the greatest charge he faced — gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated — jurors did not disagree that Sepolio was under the influence.Bright said she believed Sepolio was grossly negligent due to driving while under the influence and distracted, but supported the jury’s findings, which included its rejection of the charge that Sepolio was intoxicated above the legal blood-alcohol limit. 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